Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 11:13 AM (in response to stevenlebron)
The feed is fine, and when subscribing all three episodes appear. The latest episode was added only today so you wouldn't expect it to appear in the Store yet - it usually takes 1-2 days for a new episode to appear (though subscribers will see it immediately as their iTune application reads the feed directly).
I can't say why the first episode is not present in the Store page. Did you in fact add it later than its date suggests, or remove then reinstate it? The Store would show the contents of the feed at the last time it checked it: could the first episode have been missing at that point but have been restored later? I would expect it to show when the latest episode appears as I can't see anything in the feed to prevent it doing so.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 11:48 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
i did make a few changes to episode one in podbean, so perhaps i will wait for the third episode that i posted today to show up in the "store" page, and see if the first episode goes up as well.
what's the normal turnaround from submitting changes to the itunes store page updating? and is there a way to expedite that process? (did some reading online, i know you can no longer ping the itunes store).
all in all, i guess the only issue based on what u said is the store page not updating, but subscription is fine?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 12:08 PM (in response to stevenlebron)
When you add a new episode to your feed and upload it, it appears immediately for subscribers because their iTunes application reads the feed directly and the Store is not involved.
However because of the huge number of podcasts in the Store (thousands) the Store caches the feed and checks it for updates periodically. For this reason it usually takes 1-2 days for new episodes to appear in the Store: sometimes it can be less, and occasionally the whole process seems to get stuck and it can take several days. The frequency of checking doesn't seem to be fixed, and may depend on how often you update the feed (so that if you update infrequently the store checks less frequently). There isn't any way of forcing a quicker update.
You should check your feed by subscribing, either from the Store page or manually from the 'Advanced' menu in iTunes, to see that your new episodes are there. If not, then you have an error of some sort (such as a duplicated 'guid' tag). If all your episodes appear when subscribing then the Store should catch up after a bit.